I know how you feel. I've been losing the same 10 pounds for years.
Try thinking of it this way: how would you be feeling right now if you had not started the Challenge? Would you still be beating yourself up for being a failure?
Think about a sweater, pair of jeans, some piece of clothing you have that you cannot wear because it's snug or too small. But it's your absolute favorite. Get it out again and hang it some place you can see it each day, but after you try it on. Note the fit, take a picture and hang it on your bath mirror.
Next only look at one day at a time. If one day is too much split it in two. If that is too much than break it down by hour. Only work on that day, 1/2 day or hour. Don't think about the rest of the week. Set yourself a reminder to log in to SP at or after each meal and track EVERYTHING! Every bite, lick, taste. Everything! Be 100% about this. Read your emails, read motivation stories and Blogs on SP. Remember always that you are doing this for YOU! You should not be doing this for anyone else, or an event or anything that is not something that you want.
View each day as a success and a step closer to your goal. You CAN do this.
Each week try on that piece of clothing and again, note how it feels, where it's snug, where it's looser, how many buttons you can button and take a new picture and hang it next to the one you already have on your mirror. This is your visual. You will see changes as each picture goes up. This is to remind you that the scale is not your only measurement.
The scale only shows a snapshot of time. It shows you what you weigh at the moment you weigh yourself. In the next minute it can change. But your visual can show you accomplishments you might not notice. Do not let the scale DEFINE you. You are you and there is no one else like you. Likewise, do not measure your succuss against the successes of others.
There is a journal on SP, use it to write out your frustrations, your dreams, you accomplishments. This is a journey not A DIET. Diets imply failure and most often are just that. Journeys are defining moments and imply change, growth, challenge and accomplishment.
Each day I come home from work and I would love nothing more than to drop on the couch and veg. But I don't. I log in to SP and do the daily video, I track everything I eat, I spin the wheel and log points, I huddle with the groups I belong to, I laugh and cry with my Spark Friends and then I go to my living room and do the Biggest Loser Workout Video with Bob Harper, the cardio walk challenge. Each time that Bob looks into the camera on close up I mutter to myself as I gasp for breath "I'll show you! I don't have to go on TV to lose weight!"
Nearly 15 years ago when I married my husband I weight 240 pounds. I now weigh 200 pounds. I've toned up, I feel better, I don't have that big belly dragging me down. I have the double whammies of heart disease and diabetes in my family tree not to mention breast cancer. If I have to suffer from these I want the best possible odds. I don't want to die from heart disease or diabetes.
You can do this Linda. YOU CAN! I hope I've helped. Wendy
Each journey begins with a single step.
Be good to yourself because you are important.
Love yourself always!
| Pounds lost: 3.8